Executive and Co-founder of Elysium to join CRYPTALGO

A Swiss-based institutional crypto-trading and brokerage firm CRYPTALGO declared that it has approved Ed Mount to its advisory board
26 June 2018   504

Ed Mount will assist as the Chief Adviser of Trading Technologies. He is a specialist in automated database technologies and the former founder of Elysium Technology Group, a post-trade solutions provider for foreign exchange (FX) and futures. Previously, Mount was the Managing Director and Global Head of Electronic FX Trading at Nomura (a major Japanese financial holding company) and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Jon Matonis is another senior official to be appointed to the board. He is the Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation joins a host of other experienced hands at the firm. Matonis has got a wealth of experience in the crypto industry. Besides from co-founding the Bitcoin Foundation, he is on the board of Globitex and was on CoinDesk’s editorial board. Earlier Matonis worked for Visa and was CEO of Lydia Group, a private equity consultancy group.

Matonis and Mount enter a board that is chaired by Tobias Straessle, the former Saxo Bank Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer. CRYPTALGO is headed by Francisco Portillejo Hoyos. The former Head of Derivatives Distribution for EMEA & LATAM at UBS AG is presently the cryptocurrency firm’s CEO.

Jon and Ed are prominent leaders of their respective industries - having them on board enforces investor interest in the cryptocurrency and blockchain market and continues to align the high standards of practice that CRYPTALGO provides with that of our clients. They are a strong and welcome addition to a team that aims to provide investors with robust, compliant and institutional-grade tools for crypto trading and investments.
Francisco Portillejo Hoyos,
Head, CRYPTALGO

CRYPTALGO was established in 2017. The company suggests connections to 20 crypto exchanges, providing execution services and asset management solutions to institutional customers. Cryptocurrency algo-trading system is being deployed by the firm, it is also proposing an arbitrage fund and other crypto investment products such as Indices and exchange-traded-funds (ETFs).

Waves Keeper to be Available at Chrome Web Store

Extension allows to confirm transactions online without providing confidential information to third-party resources
19 November 2018   42

The developers of the Waves blockchain platform have released the previously announced browser extension Waves Keeper to securely sign of transactions.

Team said that the extension allows to confirm transactions online without providing confidential information to third-party resources and the need to enter a private key. Also, several accounts can be used in Waves Keeper.

The major benefit is that private keys are stored securely within the extension, allowing the user to confirm transactions and engage with Waves-enabled web services and dApps without entering their private keys or passwords. This mitigates the threat from malicious websites, while making using Waves online frictionless.
 

Waves Team

The extension is already available in the Chrome Web Store. Over time, the developers have promised to release versions of Waves Keeper for Firefox and other popular browsers.